Dear Provider,


You are invited to have your say on the development of a new ten-year National Strategy on Literacy, Numeracy & Digital Literacy.


Individuals or organisations can submit their ideas via the online survey link at


You will have the opportunity to provide additional feedback at the end if you wish.


Individuals and organisations can send a longer written submission to


The closing date for submissions is the 3rd of February 2023.



The Department of Education and the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth are holding a public consultation as part of the development of the successor strategy to the National Strategy Literacy and Numeracy for Learning and Life 2011 – 2020 and the Interim Review of the Strategy (2017-2020).


The National Strategy: Literacy and Numeracy for Learning and Life 2011-2020 was launched in 2011. The strategy set out a clear vision for raising standards in literacy and numeracy in early learning and care, primary and post-primary settings by 2020. Since then Ireland has become increasingly multilingual and multicultural, which is evidenced by the recognition of Irish Sign Language (ISL) as a native and independent language in 2017 and the diversity of languages used in homes. Furthermore, digital technology has become even more widespread.


The new strategy must take account of these new developments and must look to what other changes can be expected in the future that should influence the government’s actions in this regard.


The discussion paper provides more information and can be used as a support to those providing their views on the development of the new strategy.





Please note that submissions received during this consultation may be published on the website.


We would encourage you to share this invitation with your staff teams and with parents, for example through an email, in your parents’ newsletter etc.